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Sept 26 Thoracentesis Gone Bad

I was suppose to go to Mount Sinai on September 26 for a simple day surgery to drain my left lung as it was getting pretty filled up with fluid. 608 more words

MR 8-22: Cavitary Pulmonary Lesion and Ehlers-Danlos

Allie took us through a case of a 26 y/o M w/ a history of spontaneous pneumothorax 5 years prior who presented with complicated parapneumonic effusion and later pulmonary hemohorrhage, later found to have Ehlers-Danlos (vascular type). 116 more words

Morning Report

Research Report Explores the Pleural Effusion - Pipeline Insight Market, 2017

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Pleural Effusion-Pipeline Insights, 2017”, report provides comprehensive insights of the ongoing therapeutic research and development across Pleural Effusion. The report provides a complete understanding of the pipeline activities covering all clinical, pre-clinical and discovery stage products. 357 more words

Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don't

As discussed in my prior blog post, the recent CT scan at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) didn’t turn out as we had hoped. Not only did the cancer show signs of progressing, but a blot clot was also found in my left iliac artery near my pelvis. 549 more words

Still standing

The last few weeks have been super brutal. I just had no idea the human body could be put through so much trauma and pain and yet it would survive. 474 more words

Survivor

Honestly, Not Such a Good Friday

This past Wednesday, I had a thoracentesis procedure in which a needle was inserted into the pleural space between my lungs and chest wall. This procedure was done to remove excess fluid, known as a pleural effusion, from the pleural space to help me breathe easier. 823 more words

Time to Drain the Swamp

Draining the swamp is a metaphor used by American politicians, referencing actions to clean up government corruption. In my case, however, I’m referring to a treatment that involves draining the fluid from my chest cavity, either with a needle or a small tube inserted into the chest. 176 more words